What Others Are Saying

What Others Are Saying
  • As this case unfolds, the state will continue working to ensure that Californians have access to safe, reliable and affordable service, that victims and employees are treated fairly, and that any bankruptcy outcome will preserve a strong renewable energy sector and maintain forward progress on the state’s clean energy goals.


    Gov. Gavin Newsom
    Governor of California

  • “California’s voice on the world stage is so important. The world is looking to us now more than ever to lead on the climate agenda.”


    Lt. Gov. Eleni Kounalakis
    Lieutenant Governor of California

  • “Backsliding on climate change makes wildfire conditions worse and costs ratepayers more.”


    Sen. Toni Atkins
    Senate President Pro Tem

  • “As the state and the courts work through the PG&E bankruptcy, it is critical that we uphold our environmental commitments, which are the best tools we have to protect our state against future climate-driven disasters. Reneging on our commitments will have dire consequences for our environment and our economy.”


    V. John White
    Executive Director, Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Technology

  • “What we can’t do is take a step backward. A group of Republican lawmakers think putting an end to our clean energy goals is the way forward. They want to nix the renewable energy contracts that have brought down costs and spurred investments in clean energy, and keep us on the old paths. That’s just wrong.”


    Dan Jacobson
    State Director, Environment California

  • “Put simply, any cancellation of renewable energy contracts would hurt, not benefit wildfire victims. This is because it would reduce the amount of PG&E funds available to them as the utility emerges from bankruptcy.”


    Jan Smutny-Jones
    Chief Executive Officer, Independent Energy Producers Association

  • “California is a world leader in fighting climate change through bold and innovative approaches. Our reputation as visionaries in this field is at stake with the PG&E bankruptcy – our leadership and commitment to clean energy must remain steady.”


    Julian Canete
    President & CEO, California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce

  • “One of the most important pathways to helping all Californians be healthy and prosperous is to help communities of color build economic security as a part of our state’s clean air strategy.  Protecting our clean energy commitments will protect the opportunity to make all of this happen.”


    Malaki Amen
    President and CEO, California Urban Partnership

  • “What we need is a show of leadership from the governor, Legislature and the management of PG&E to assure investors and voters that investments made in California’s clean energy future will be honored. What’s at stake is California’s spot as a world leader in clean energy and its commitment to protecting future generations from further devastation.”


    Tom Kiernan
    President and CEO, American Wind Energy Association


    Abigail Ross Hopper
    President and CEO, Solar Energy Industries Association

  • “California must affirm the sanctity of power purchase agreements with energy providers in order to maintain a stable investment climate necessary for the state to meet its clean energy goals while protecting consumers.”


    Danielle Osborn Mills
    Director, American Wind Association

  • “Ultimately, honoring the PPAs is a quicker, more straightforward path through bankruptcy that would not compromise the state’s broader energy objectives.”


    Gayle Podurgiel
    Assistant Vice President-Analyst, Moody’s Investors Service

  • “Abrogation [of renewable energy contracts] would undermine regulatory certainty needed for the continued investment in California’s ongoing efforts to grow and decarbonize its economy. These [contracts] go to the reliability of our whole electric system and our clean energy goals.”


    Arocles Aguilar
    General Counsel, California Public Utilities Commission

  • “It could have a chilling effect for financing the renewable projects … that everybody acknowledges we need to meet our aggressive climate goals in California. It could go beyond projects for PG&E, because other utilities are facing similar kinds of issues.”


    Sean Gallagher
    Vice President, Solar Industries Association

  • “We are in uncharted territory here …. This is not the time to be [canceling] any of these contracts.”


    Shannon Eddy
    Director, Large Scale Solar Association